YOUR TV GUIDE to A little More About Tawnya

YOUR TV GUIDE to A little More About Tawnya

I went to Cornish College of the Arts Acting Conservatory where I minored in playwriting. I wrote, produced and sometimes acted in the plays I wrote. The writing tapered off a bit after graduating, but when I came to LA I did that typical thing a lot of actors do which is to write screenplays with the intention of creating work for myself. It quickly became apparent that because of my acting experience I knew how to write scenes and dialogue well but I didn’t understand structure or many of the other…

YOUR TV GUIDE: Interview with Tawnya Bhattacharya

YOUR TV GUIDE: Interview with Tawnya Bhattacharya

Tawnya Bhattacharya is a writer/co-producer on NBC’s The Night Shift, and formerly wrote on TNT’s PerceptionThe Client List at Lifetime and on USA’s Fairly Legal, with her writing partner, Ali Laventhol. Repped by ICM Partners, the duo are former NBC Writers on the Verge fellows. Bhattacharya was also a FOX Writer’s Intensive fellow. A writing instructor for 10 years, Bhattacharya launched Script Anatomy in 2010, a unique TV writing curriculum designed to give emerging professionals…

YOUR TV GUIDE to Creating Original IP: Kit Steinkellner and Quince

YOUR TV GUIDE to Creating Original IP: Kit Steinkellner and Quince

It’s that time of year again: the time when fellowship and contest results start to trickle in. For aspiring TV writers, this can be especially tough on the self-confidence, and no matter how many times you hear well-intentioned folks in your life talk about how these results are in no way a reflection of your talent, if your name isn’t on any semifinalist or finalist list, it may be a little harder to believe...

YOUR TV GUIDE to Finding the RIGHT Representation for You

YOUR TV GUIDE to Finding the RIGHT Representation for You

“He just doesn’t get who I am and what I’m about.”

“She wants me to be someone I’m not.”

“He wants me to try this new thing I really don’t feel comfortable with.”

“It’s been two weeks and she hasn’t returned my call.”

No, these are not all quotes from match.com endeavors gone horribly wrong — they are all things we’ve heard writers say about their representation when it wasn’t working. It’s the beginning of February, and for baby writers, a far more important search...